Luis CdeBaca, a senior adviser to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is to make an official visit to Cambodia this week, according to a statement released on Sunday by the US Embassy. CdeBaca will be here in his capacity as director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the US State Department and will make a statement at the US Embassy on Wednesday. CdeBaca was appointed to his position by US President Barack Obama in May 2009. His office oversees American activities "in the global fight against contemporary forms of slavery", the embassy statement said.
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